We received plenty of worthy submissions in this category, but it’s difficult to match the charisma and constant introspection of Roland Martin, who has parlayed his life as an ex-CNN pundit into his own gig as a newscaster, interviewer and TV One pundit. TV One is lucky to have Martin at the helm of its news coverage, which of course delves into issues affecting African-Americans better than just about any of the 24-7 news networks and does so with the style and fl ash for which Martin is known. He’s also not afraid to ask tough questions, probing recently whether President Obama’s commuting of 200 prison sentences should have been even more. Always engaging and never boring, Martin digs deep for the truth and seldom gives up until he fi nds it.

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